5 Unusual Uses of Scotchgard

3M Scotchgard Staingard is a great way to keep your furniture and carpets looking brand new for longer. It is a powerful stain and water repellant that can be used on a wide variety of fabrics, keeping them safe from messy toddlers and naughty dogs alike. The versatility of this product is amazing, check out the following five uses for Scotchgard, most you’ve likely never heard of. Protection from Food Stains on Clothes Are you a notoriously messy eater? Whether you are just out on the town or attending a classy event, it’s not a good look to walk around… read more >>

Tips to Prevent Melting Snow from Entering Basements

With warmer weather comes melting snow, and with melting snow comes the potential for basement leaks. Melting snow can be just as dangerous as heavy rainfall when it comes to basement flooding. Especially when there are drastic changes in the weather, a particularly warm day can easily melt a few feet of snow, which often causes nearby lakes and rivers to overflow. Thankfully, there are ways that you can help prevent melting snow from entering your basement and causing water damage. Repair Foundation Cracks Immediately If you have an unfinished basement, it is relatively easy to keep an eye on… read more >>

Do You Still Have Post-Christmas Clutter? Six Must-Try Home Organization Tips

It turns out credit card debt isn’t the only thing that can follow people around months after Christmas. Clutter also has a tendency to stick around long after the holidays are over. The New Year is the perfect excuse to get organized. Here are some simple home organization tips that will help you cut the clutter and get your home back from the chaos of Christmas. Use Your Doors The door is possibly the most overlooked home organization tool and there is barely a room that cannot benefit from some hooks placed on a door. In the bathroom, you can… read more >>

New Year, New Pet: How to Pet Proof Your Home (and Carpets)

Summary: Got a new family member over the holidays? Then it’s time to pet proof your home. Here are a few ways to keep your furry friend safe and protect your home, especially your carpets. If you or your family adopted a new pet over the holidays, you’ll need to pet-proof your home. Here are a few quick and simple pet proofing tips to help you keep your new furry family member safe and happy, and protect your home from accidents and other pet-related disasters. Get a Gate (or two, or three) While we love having our pets around us,… read more >>

The Three Most Important Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

Summary: Winter is here. These are the most important furnace maintenance tips you need to know for the colder months. Regular furnace maintenance and cleaning is are tasks that can easily be forgotten. Locked away in the basement, your furnace is often left to the wayside, which can lead to problems ranging from poor air quality to higher operating costs, and even fire hazards. As we head into the colder months, you should ensure that your furnace is working at its absolute best. Here are just a few maintenance tips on how you can ensure your furnace is working properly… read more >>

The Most Difficult Christmas Stains (And How to Combat Them!)

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  Planning for Christmas already? It’s also time to start planning for Christmas stain prevention.   Christmas is in the air. People are just barely holding back from playing their Christmas music, stores already have the Christmas decorations lining shelves that just the other day held spiders and other Halloween goodies, the Internet is circulating the next best thing in trendy holiday recipes, and you’ve probably just about gotten ready to hit “send” on those Christmas party invites. There is one sure thing that all of this Christmas prep is going to leave your home vulnerable to, though: stains. (more…) read more >>

Three Unexpected Health Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

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Clean carpets are some of the best things you can have in your home. All you have to do is steam clean your carpets once to notice an immediate difference in looks, but that process can also hold many different health benefits. In fact, regular carpet cleaning with shampoo and steam cleaning machines can help make your home a healthier place than simple vacuuming. Here are just a few health benefits that you can see from having your carpets cleaned regularly. Eliminate Mold Mold is one of the most dangerous organisms that can hide in your home. While we often… read more >>

Five Tips for Inspecting Your Home Furnace

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As the season of ice and snow is quickly approaching, it’s important to ensure your furnace is fully functioning so you can keep your home warm and comfortable. Here are five tips for inspecting your home furnace.   Check the Power Supply No matter what type of heating system you have, it’s important to check your furnace regularly to ensure it’s operating properly. It may sound obvious, but when a heating system malfunctions, the problem is usually at the source. No matter what type of heating system you have, it’s important to check that the furnace has not lost power.… read more >>

The Three Mistakes Pet Owners Make When Carpet Cleaning

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  Keeping your carpets clean when you own pets is difficult. Make it easier by avoiding these three common mistakes. As every pet owner know, animals can get pretty messy, from bringing in dirt from their latest outdoor adventure to using the carpets as their own personal lavatory. When these accidents happen, it’s important to clean the resulting mess properly and avoid the mistakes many pet owners make when carpet cleaning. Here are a few of those mistakes, how to avoid them, and how proper carpet maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Mistake #1: Scrubbing it… read more >>

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Sewer Backup and Water Damage

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  Sewer backup and water damage are gross and expensive. Here are some ways you can help prevent them from happening to your home. When it comes to water damage, prevention is often the less expensive and more responsible route for protecting your home. Here are five ways in which professional basement waterproofing experts can help protect your home from sewer backup and water damage. Backwater Valves Backwater valves are small, ingeniously simple devices that prevent your main drain pipes from backing up and pumping water back into your home. They work by simple mechanics, letting water flow freely when… read more >>